That Dog-gone Kousa Dogwood

A tree grows in Fairfield, in our backyard, taking over the garden, the house, and the patio. The Kousa Dogwood in bloom is gorgeous. In one month all the flowers turn brown and ripen into juicy berries with a bitter/astringent taste. The exterior of the berry is...

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COAST OF THE ALGARVE

I haven't been to the French Rivera. I haven't been to the cliffs of Amalfi. I have driven, toured and run the soft sparkly sand through my fingers at the Algarve. The Algarve is Praia eo Camilo (Lagos)150 kilometers/90 miles of coastline. We drove to S. Vicente, the...

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From Grammar Revolution to Writer’s Evolution

Now that my book is finally settled with KDP and Draft2Digital, and it's up for PreOrder on all the retailers, Amazon, B&N, Apple, Kobo, everywhere, even Toliino, I'm seeking grammar lessons to begin writing book 2 in the Gilded Age Heiresses about Mia and the...

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HOOT N’ HOLLER

Square dancing has been around since America began . . . it is a mixture of music and dance from here and there and everywhere. Now, in 2015, it is known as modern western square dancing. And then there is Round dancing and the Virginia Reel. All of this is big time hand clapping, foot stomping fun.

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Good book reads . . .

My New Book: The Unforgettable Miss Baldwin - Allie Baldwin lives with her family across the street from New York's Central Park. She is a suffragette! 16th May 1911: British suffragette Charlotte Despard (1844 - 1939) (wearing a white waistcoat) heads a march of the...

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Second round of edits!

Gilded Age Heiresses: The Unforgettable Miss Baldwin. My book is in its second round of edits. This blog is to let you know how close I am to production. It looks like a September launch is a possibility. In the meantime, my book cover is here for your perusal and...

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The Headscarf

I wish she would turn around with the wrap around head scarf Gail Ingis is wearing flat head scarf saving her hair from the damp weather Headscarves are fashionable. Especially on a bad hair day. I’ve been practicing wearing them. With my long hair, a bad hair day can...

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Tennis for everyone

Teaching kids with learning disabilities. Roll the ball into the center. All did it! In 2017, the USTA (United State Tennis Association) invited the USPTA (United States Professional Tennis Association), a tennis teaching organization in Houston, to join them in being...

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